Department of Religion and Philosophy
This paper, firstly, demonstrates the internal problem of Tillich’s theology in general and theological method in particular in Tillich shifting his logos Christology to Spirit-Christology. The motif “particularity-universality” as a key notion is not well-balanced throughout its theological development. Secondly, this paper proposes that the doctrine of Trinity, well-articulated in Tillich’s 1913 work but finds little attention in his mature work, may provide a more fruitful and embracing symbol to release the tension within the notion of particularity-universality and keep its balance in a dialectical way.
Trinity, Spirit-Christology, Tillich, Theological Circle, method of Correlation
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Chung Yuan Christian University
Chan, Keith Ka-fu. "Paul Tillich’s understanding of theology: A pneumatological christological perspective." Sino-Christian Studies .20 (2015): 33-86.